Hello! My name is Casey, I want to open a sandwich shop/mini-golf place and call it "Sub-Par". I suppose what makes me a nerd is that I enjoy minutiae, palindromes, and wordplay (and yes I choose to continue using the Oxford comma). I also immensely enjoy books (I will read any book and am more than willing to discuss it), theatre (Hedda Gabler, Seagull, Spring Awakening, and other somewhat morbid shows), and cake design (just watch Amazing Wedding Cakes once).
You can't tell entirely from my picture, but what mainly brought me to Nerdfighters was this notecard I found in the copy of "An Abundance of Katherines" I bought from Barnes & Noble. The notecard was written by a girl named Sara who encouraged me to come here. I thought this was pretty great, and felt like she deserved some recognition. So, thanks Sara!
Wow, that was cool way to invite someone :D
Welcome to the Ning Casey, and I hope you enjoy your stay!
welcome Casey. not that cake decorating isn't awesome, but totally threw me for a fun loop coming after your other big traits.
Hi, I'm Mia. I don't exactly remember how I even stumbled upon the very first Vlogbrothers video I saw.
I guess it's been such an intense experience in such a short time that I just forgot.
What makes me a nerd more than anything else is books(and Harry Potter fanfiction, I'm afraid). I actually have a little yellow notebook full of titles I've read or am about to. Some of the books in there, I admitt, I have read only so I can quote them to people smarter and more sophisticated than me, but the most part out of pure joy. Every genre has something special in it and we should never be exclusive, but I generally stick with 1. Growing up books - especially Salinger; 2. Fantasy - especially LOTR and ASOIAF; 3.SF- especially Ender's saga and The Miles Vorkosigan series; 4. Dystopias (especially Russian authors you wouldn't know - Strugacki brothers)
In addition, I enjoy drawing (with charcoal), even illustrating a little bit (fanart)
I sing (not just hum, but sing using actual words) loudly on the street and not everybody on the street at that time aproves of it
Also believe that singing to plants helps them grow, so yeah, I do that, too. Especially to my oak tree. You'll see, I might even live to see it grow big enough for climbing(it's about 8 or 9 years old now)
I believe in doing things for the Fat Lady! (for reference see J.D.Salinger: Franny and Zooey, specifically Zooey)
One last thing - i'm glad that there is a place in this world where we can all be open and free about exactly how excited we can get about things, how much we love ourselves for being this way and just for a minute not hide it from the world. Hell, I don't wanna be something cooler, I don't wanna be appropiate, I really want to exagerate about things and scream of joy when, for example, I find out who it is that Barney Stinson is going to marry one day. I like that I'm a geek. Don't you as well?
you're right, i don't know those guys, but more power to you Mia! welcome to the ning and thanks for sharing the awesome.
One thing I forgot.
I love sitting in cafes or train stations or pastery shops, looking at the faces of strangers and guessing their life stories. Sometimes they're hillarious, sometimes just gossipy mean, sometimes wonderfully sad, but always inspired. I wish I knew if some of them are true.
Hello Mia, and welcome to the Ning :D
Hope you enjoy your stay here :)
P.S. you can edit your comment post within 15 mins after ;)
Hello, I'm Brandon. Found Hank and John's channel on Youtube a couple of days ago and I found them to be totally awesome. I heard them mention Nerdfighters.com and, well...here I am!
I'm a pretty reserved fellow and I teach at my church's children's ministry every sunday, as well as attending college. I LOVE video games, books, jazz, and movies and I have a lot of useless knowledge rattling around in my brain. It's a pleasure to be a part of this community and I hope to have a great time here with you all. :)
welcome Brandon! how did you find the vlogbrothers?
Well I was on this forum and the "friendzone" came up in conversation. Someone linked to Hank's video about it and I absolutely loved it, and I decided to check out more of their stuff. And, well, here I am!